• DHODH inhibition modulates glucose metabolism and circulating GDF15, and improves metabolic balance 

      Zhang, Juan; Terán, Graciela; Popa, Mihaela-Lucia; Madapura, Harsha; Ladds, Marcus J.G.W.; Lianoudaki, Danai; Grünler, Jacob; Arsenian-Henriksson, Marie; McCormack, Emmet; Rottenberg, Martin Enrique; Catrina, Sergiu-Bogdan; Laín, Sonia; Darekar, Suhas (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (DHODH) is essential for the de novo synthesis of pyrimidine ribonucleotides, and as such, its inhibitors have been long used to treat autoimmune diseases and are in clinical trials for cancer ...
    • Repurposing 18F-FMISO as a PET tracer for translational imaging of nitroreductase-based gene directed enzyme prodrug therapy 

      Ruiz de Garibay, Gorka; García de Jalón, Elvira; Stigen, Endre; Lund, Kjetil B.; Popa, Mihaela-Lucia; Davidson, Ben; Mayoral Safont, Mireia; Rygh, Cecilie Brekke; Espedal, Heidi; Barrett, Torill; Haug, Bengt Erik; McCormack, Emmet (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Nitroreductases (NTR) are a family of bacterial enzymes used in gene directed enzyme prodrug therapy (GDEPT) that selectively activate prodrugs containing aromatic nitro groups to exert cytotoxic effects following gene ...
    • Ultrasound and Microbubbles Enhance Uptake of Doxorubicin in Murine Kidneys 

      Eikrem, Øystein Solberg; Kotopoulis, Spiros; Popa, Mihaela-Lucia; Safont, Mireia Mayoral; Fossan, Kjell Ove; Leh, Sabine; Landolt, Lea; Babickova, Janka; Gudbrandsen, Oddrun Anita; Gilja, Odd Helge; Riedel, Bettina Maria Ingeborg; Schjøtt, Jan Didrik; McCormack, Emmet; Marti, Hans-Peter (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021-11-29)
      The use of ultrasound and microbubble-enhanced drug delivery, commonly referred to as sonoporation, has reached numerous clinical trials and has shown favourable results. Nevertheless, the microbubbles and acoustic path ...